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Chinese mobile market reportedly slowing down as per new IDC report

For the first time in six years, the supposedly emerging mobile market in China is showing signs of slowing down as the year over year figures show it has contracted 4% in the first quarter of 2015,, according to a the Mobile Phone Tracker report from the IDC. Of course it isn't time yet to panic, especially for those who have invested in this market, but it just goes to show that they are nearing saturation point, and so the focus has to somehow change.

Get an old-school Macintosh software on your Android Wear

If you're one of those people who still harp on the beauty of the 1987 (yes, that's not a typo!) Macintosh II System 6 OS, then you'll be pretty stoked to now that you can run it on your regular Android Wear device. Or at least some sort of the old-school OS. A YouTube user has created a hack that will allow you to run the OS on your smartwatch, complete with menu bars and all.

Google thinking about better privacy for Android

With growing pressure from Apple and their iOS devices, Google wants to make sure that Android device users will not ditch the platform because of security and privacy issues. Android recently simplified the way users are informed about what an app accesses. Not surprisingly, Google is thinking about going back to a more detailed way of presenting what user data is accessed.

Android vs. iOS: Who’s leading now?

Apple was the first to introduce the iPhone. It paved the way for smartphones and soon Google went on to launch the Android mobile OS. Since then, the two mobile platforms are going head to head, trying to beat each other. Depending on who you're asking or what you're looking at, the iOS and Android beat each other in different categories and in different regions.

Windows 10 phones will support compiling Android, iOS apps

Your dream that someday, Microsoft's Windows will run Android and iOS apps might finally come true. The software giant is believed to be considering running once again mobile apps for the top two mobile platforms in the market today---not just separately but together in one phone running Windows 10. After the Nokia X (the last endangered phone), Nokia didn't make an attempt to make another one. And nope, the company is not rejoining the industry as finalized earlier this week.

Some apps in Apple’s App Store rejected for mentioning Pebble support

The Pebble smartwatch and OS may have been around longer than either the Android Wear platform and the Apple Watch, but that doesn't mean it's going to get a "free pass", at least not from Apple. Reports say that some apps are being rejected from publication in the Apple App Store, because they make mention of Pebble Smartwatch support. This doesn't bode well for the rumor that Google plans to make their platform open to iOS as well.

Cyanogen raises $80M for anti-Google warchest

It’s been a while since someone had the guts and the cojones to take on Google at its own game, but most forward-looking people in the industry agree that it’s right about time someone did. Enter the loud and confident Kirt McMaster, CEO of Cyanogen, Inc., last year’s enfant terrible of the mobile tech industry. His most recent fundraising round generated around USD$80 million, even famously without Microsoft’s support, and everything seems to be “green-and-go” for Cyanogen OS.

Rumors say Android Wear soon to have WiFi, gesture control

After Apple has finally announced more details about their very first wearable, the Apple Watch, it seems highly unlikely that Google will not make even more improvements to their very own Android Wear smartwatch platform. Rumors about the next update to the software says that it will finally turn on the WiFi support, as well as give users easier access to the apps and notifications on their smartwatches.

Google to reportedly release Android Wear app for iOs devices

With a lot of skepticism and not much excitement about the soon-to-be released Apple Watch, Google is reportedly already preparing to venture into the tough world of iOS users and release the Android Wear app for iPhone and iPad users. A French technology website is citing sources close to the tech giant, saying this is not a too far-out possibility as they are trying to expand their wearable market, even beyond the already large Android-using market.
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